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Johnnie's Pastrami

4017 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 397-6654
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Ranked #11 of 265 restaurants in Culver City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen, Steakhouse
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I've been to Johnnie's Pastrami on Washington dozens of times, but I wasn't reviewsing on TA then. Had time to go there on Wednesday night. As expected, outstanding sandwich (Hot Corned Beef on French Roll), fries/onion rings, water...and Heineken. All while sitting outside at 7:30 pm at night by the fire in shorts and T-shirts. Pickles to die for. All... More

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Johnnie's is far and away the best pastrami sandwich in Los Angeles. The outdoor seating area is nice with a great fire pit to keep you warm on those latte night visits. I love the pickles, people in the know will ask for the "atomic" mustard and clear those sinuses. I'm literally drooling just thinking about it.

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Culver City, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Johnnie's is A Favorite Staple of my family since 1960's , We'd drive by on movie night ,on the way to the Culver Drive -In Theater , sometimes we'd stop bye on the way home ! Then there'd be a MOB . But just like in childhood Johnnie's Juke Box played away. Inspiring some to sing or dance . Wether... More

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Inglewood, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

I have been a fan of Johnnie's for 30 years. Now the pastrami is dry and has the flavor of cardboard and basically poor quality. Get it together. You gave a reputation to uphold.

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Dallas, Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Been coming here since the 70's and true comfort food. I prefer the corned beef to pastrami, either way, get it on a roll and add some hot mustard. My wife swears that their chocolate shakes are the best in the world. Who am I to argue?! Open late, till about 0100 Sunday/ Tuesday, till 0230 Wednesday and Thursday, and... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

My husband is a pastrami fan so this place was perfect for him. He got heaping piles of meat on rye. I had hoped for a salad. They only have cole slaw and potato salad sides so I has to settle for a hot dog. It's a small and nothing fancy kind of a place with paper cups and baskets... More

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The best pastrami I ever had.... I'll clog my arteries with this stuff anytime...... great sandwiches, o' rings and service you cannot beat..... a fun place with food you can't beat and prices that are more than reasonable..... can't wait to go back.....

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Macon, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Mouth watering says it all. We sat outside since the weather was great. Service was awesome as we were greeted right away. Placed our order of the famous pastrami sandwich and onion rings and my goodness is was soooo delicious! I am not a "pastrami" type sandwich eater but I am glad my brother brought me to this place. The... More

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Los Angeles
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

As a 30 year fan of The Hat pastrami Dip, I was floored by Johnnies. What puts them on top? Leaner Pastrami and a toasted bun. I had read that this little unassuming place was good. I rank it as ‘The Best’. That comes from a life long love of Pastrami. Which means a shorter life span for me and... More

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Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

It takes fat to make the flavor but in my opinion there is too much on their meat. When you finish one of their Pastrami Sandwiches you know it both in your pocket as well as your stomach. Most people compare this to Langer's but I like Langer's better.

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